Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cecidophyes galii

Cecidophyes galii (Karpelles, 1884)

on Cruciata, Galium

Cecidophyes galii galls

Galium aparine, Dronten © Arnold Grosscurt

Cecidophyes galii gall

Galium aparine, Cadzand

Cecidophyes galii gall

Galium aparine, Castricum. The leaf is folded upwards along the midrib, the upperside is densely covered with hairs, between which the mites live. One half of the leaf has been removed here.


Cecidophyes galii mite

gall mites have only two visible pairs of feet

Cecidophyes galii mites

young and adult mite

host plants

Rubiaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Cruciata glabra, laevipes; Galium aparine, boreale, broterianum, debile, humifusum, intermedium, kitabelianum, mollugo, obliquum, palustre, parisiense, pumilum, rivale, rubrum, saxatile, sylvaticum, tricornutum, uliginosum, verum.


Eriophyes galii


Redfern & Shirley (2011a) have the impression that all British material attributed to C. gallii in fact belongs to C. rouhollahi, a species described in 1999 that causes galling identical to those of galii.


Béguinot (2001a, 2002h, 2003a, 2006a,c, 2007b, 2012a), Bellmann (2012a), Blanes-Dalmau, Caballero-López & Pujade-Villar (2017a), Boczek & Petanović (1996a), Bohinc & Trdan (2013a), Buhr (1964b), Chinery (2011a), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Craemer, Sobhian, McClay & Amrine-jr (1999a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Deckert & Deckert (2016a), Docters van Leeuwen (1936a), Farkas (1865a), Flügel (2016a), Hellrigl (2003a), Houard (1909a), Jočić & Petanović (2012a), Koops (2013a), Lambinon, Carbonnelle & Claerebout (2015a), Lambinon, Schneider & Feitz (2001a), Lehmann & Flügel (2012a), Lehmann & Hannnover (2016a), O’Connor & Wistow (1999a), Ostojá-Starzewski (2009a), Petanović (1998a), Petanović & Stanković (1999a), Redfern &am Shirley (2011a), Ripka (2007a), Skoracka, Lewandowski & Boczek (2005a), Stănescu (2009a), Tavares (1905a), Weidner (1954a).

Last modified 21.viii.2019